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Thursday, April 29, 2010

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I am taking a clue from one of my blogging buddies Georgia and I am going to challenge myself!  I have bins of stamps that I have not looked at in eons.  My challenge to myself is to make a card each week with one of my FORGOTTEN stamps.  This week my stamps used were from Art Accents for my main image and Hero Arts for my Asian Writing.


Believe it or not the only coloring I did on this whole card is a tiny bit on the palms behind her head!!! No, no I am not ill and I do not have a fever! I just had a few tricks I wanted to give a try. After the bit of coloring with my copics I dusted a bit of pink chalk on her cheeks and Pearl Ex Pigments here and there across my image. Ever so lightly. I then stamped the entire image with Versa Mark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I was soooooo excited to have a heat gun again, I had to play with embossing. Did I tell you I lost mine in our move (4 years ago)..... finally bought a new one!!!!! Anyway I really like the effect it gave me.  I also embossed the Asian writing on the side.  The three words that I used as my title are what it says.  I also used a stamp with asian writing on a piece of shrink plastic and made a charm.  My heat gun was in overdrive on this one.  The background paper behind my main image was stamped with a tiny palm stamp that I do not have the name of. A bit of raffia finished the whole thing off.

I truly enjoyed making this one and using a few of my FORGOTTON stamps. I hope you like it too.

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18 comments:

  1. That is a fantastic idea, we all do it buy new stamps and never look at the old ones, and this is worth looking at its gorgeous, love the colours
    Christine x

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  2. Hiya Kym. SIMPLY SENSATIONAL. What a real beauty. I love it. Happy crafting.
    Lots of love, Sandra xx

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  3. OMG I love her... this is a fabulous "kreation" and love the embossing.... adds just the right detail to this beautiful piece of art.

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  4. WOW, Kym - this is incredible - I love that you challenged yourself to use a forgotten stamp - this is gorgeous. I really enjoy seeing your techniques as they always bring out the exquisite pieces in your crafts. The added things really stand out. I love the paper; thought you bought it like that - stamped it perfectly! AMAZING job, girl! :-)

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  5. OH I love it, shes beautiful and adore the papers!

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  6. Oh this is just wonderful! Just love oriental images and this is stunning! hugs, Angela

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  7. OH MY! This is stunning! It looks like a silk screen! Fantasitic! I REALLY REALLY need to dig out some un-loved stamps too! Time, I need more time!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. A stunning card Kym,and a very good reason to dig out stuff in the craft room.xxx

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  9. ooh Love that Images Kym and thats Bamboos fit with the Images and the color too that Chinese or Japanese alphabet is so nice touch on your card...Awesome card dear Kym...hugs

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  10. WOW! KYM THIS IS UTTERLY BEAUTIFUL! Love the color combos.Great coloring,RubyM:)

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  11. Kym, the card is amazing! That little forgotten stamp certainly got a lot of attention when you created your masterpiece!!Just a little warning...challenging yourself becomes an addiction! Can't wait to see what else comes out of hiding...

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  12. Kym, this is gorgeous. I love Asian inspired art and I really like that color combo with that theme. The all over embossing is a nice touch too. I challenge myself often, right now it is to actually use all those embellishments that I buy!

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  13. Wow, this is really stunning!!!

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  14. Great card, Kym! I love the Pearl Ex and the embossed effect.
    What a great idea to use forgotten stamps...I should definitely try that!
    *smiles*
    debbi

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  15. Great idea, I must do that too... got loads of them which I bought and never used !!!! Fab card, love it xxx

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  16. Omg, it's so creative and incredibly beautiful! Loving it!
    TFS
    Hugs
    Annika

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  17. Gorgeous! I really need to use some of my "forgotten" stamps too!

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